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Economics Major (ECON)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Available Concentrations and AOS Codes:
Economics, U305
Economics with Teacher Licensure in Social Studies, U309

General Program Requirements

  1. Formal admission to the Department of Economics, including the following:
    1. Successful completion of ECO 101 or 201, 202, 250; ISM 110; and MAT 120 or 191
    2. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in ECO 101 or 201, 202, and 250
    3. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  2. 122 s.h.
  3. At least 50 percent of the major hours must be earned at UNCG

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Mathematics (GMT)
MAT 120 or 191

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)
PHI 361

3

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and CST 105

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
ECO 201 and 202

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers: 3–6 s.h. (1–2 courses) of the same foreign language depending upon placement; 2–3 additional GL/GN courses, one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major and Related Area Requirements

  1. ECO 101 or 201*, 202*, 250, 301, 346; ISM 110; MAT 120* or 191*
  2. Economics electives: 15 s.h.

*MAT 120 or 191 satisfies GMT; ECO 201 and 202 satisfy GSB

IV Additional Requirements for Economics Major with Teacher Licensure in Social Studies

Students seeking teacher licensure should see Teacher Education Programs for additional licensure requirements. Licensure in social studies is available for economics majors.

V Electives

Electives sufficient to complete 122 total semester hours required for degree.